Frequently Asked Questions

Employers

Technical Assistance

  • RAPIDS is the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Database System. It serves as your primary platform for managing your apprentices, occupations, job openings, and other relevant program information, if your state uses RAPIDS.

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  • The Apprenticeship Job Finder on Apprenticeship.gov retrieves active apprenticeship job opportunities from the National Labor Exchange (NLx). View instructions on how to get your apprenticeship job opportunity included in the NLx database and on the Apprenticeship Job Finder. 

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  • Apprenticeship program sponsors administer and operate an apprenticeship program. To find sponsors in your area, or sponsors specialized in your desired occupation or industry, search in our Partner Finder

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  • As a sponsor of a Registered Apprenticeship Program, login to the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS) and navigate to the “Data Sharing” tab. Check the box “Opt-Out of data sharing” and click the Save button.

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  • As a sponsor of a Registered Apprenticeship Program, login to the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS) and navigate to the “Data Sharing” tab. Update the contact name, email address, phone number, address, and click the Save button.

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Apprenticeship Overview

  • Apprenticeship programs help employers recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce; improve productivity; create flexible training options; minimize liability costs; receive tax credits and employee tuition benefits; and increase retention of workers.

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  • Each year the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces funding opportunities, some of which are focused on apprenticeship expansion activities. To view current funding opportunities please visit the federal grants webpage as well as our apprenticeship investments webpage.  

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